Easy Gumbo Collard Greens Recipe

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Image credits: CANDY THA GLAM COOK via Youtube


This gumbo collard greens recipe from CANDY THA GLAM COOK is packed with everything you would want in your gumbo – plus the collard greens! As a big fan of these greens, this gumbo recipe is a match made in heaven for me. 


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It’s seasoned so well and comes together pretty easily. You can also add or omit ingredients as you like, as it’s a versatile recipe. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions on how to make this fantastic dish.


  • 4 bundles of fresh collard greens
  • 1 pack andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 large pieces of smoked turkey necks
  • 2 boxes of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp creole seasoning
  • 1 tbsp complete seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • 2  1/2 tsp onion powder, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb extra large shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp gumbo file
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped okra (optional)


Step 1

Wash and rinse your collard greens well until the water runs clean. Set it aside. In a large pot, add two boxes of chicken broth and season with 1 tbsp creole seasoning, 1 tbsp complete seasoning, 1 tbsp chicken bouillon, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp onion powder, and 1 tsp black pepper. Stir, then add the turkey necks. Cover the pot with its lid, and simmer on low heat until the turkey necks are nice and tender (about an hour).

Simmering the turkey necks for the gumbo collard greens
Image credits: CANDY THA GLAM COOK via Youtube

Step 2

After this, cool down the broth mixture completely. In the meantime, season the shrimp with 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Mix well to coat the shrimp. In a heavy-bottomed pot, add a bit of oil, then add the sliced sausage. Cook until browned, then remove and set aside. Next, melt 1/4 cup butter in the same pot, then add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Stir well until it turns brown.

Step 3

Add 1 cup of chopped onions, 1 cup of chopped bell peppers, and 1 cup of chopped celery. Saute for three to four minutes. Once done, stir in the minced garlic and 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Now, pour the cooled-down broth along with 1 tsp gumbo file, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, and the turkey necks. Bring it to a boil, then add the collard greens. Cover the pot with its lid and simmer on low heat for 45 minutes. After simmering, remove the lid and add the sausage, the shrimp, and a few pieces of okra. Let it cook for five minutes, then remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!

Cooking the gumbo collard greens
Image credits: CANDY THA GLAM COOK via Youtube

Easy Gumbo Collard Greens Recipe

Easy Gumbo Collard Greens Recipe

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